System Administrator Appreciation Day is Coming!

July 28, 2017 – 18th Annual

System Administrator
Appreciation Day

Your network is secure, your computer is up and running, and your printer is jam-free. Why? Because you’ve got an awesome sysadmin (or maybe a whole IT department) keeping your business up and running. So say IT loud; say IT proud …

Happy SysAdmin Day!

Wait… what exactly is SysAdmin Day? Oh, it’s only the single greatest 24 hours on the planet… and pretty much the most important holiday of the year. It’s also the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the heroic men and women who, come rain or shine, prevent disasters, keep IT secure and put out tech fires left and right.

At this point, you may be thinking, “Great. I get it. My sysadmin is a rock star. But now what?” Glad you asked! Proper observation of SysAdmin Day includes (but is not limited to):

  • Cake & Ice cream
  • Pizza
  • Cards
  • Gifts
  • Words of gratitude
  • Custom t-shirts celebrating the epic greatness of your SysAdmin
  • Balloons
  • Confetti
  • Did I say gifts

Click on the link for more info.

The Computer Guys LLC – Now Mobile Friendly

Viewing websites via phone or tablet can be a real problem if the site is not optimized for phones or tablets! We recently made some changes to our blog that makes it “mobile friendly.”

Here are links to a few articles you may want to check out:

We do hope you will poke around and look for articles of interest to you.

We would consider it an honor if you were to share our blog with your friends.


Glow In The Dark, Beer Proof, Keyboard

While shopping online today for an old fashioned P/S 2 Mouse and Keyboard I ran across a serendipitous discovery. Check out the Grandtec GLW-1000 Type Keyboard

The Virtually Indestructible Keyboard, a silicon-based flexible computer keyboard, features a unique combination of durability and soft, comfortable feel. The washable, "roll-able" keyboard has been called "the best thing to happen to typing since the backspace key." The VIK combines state-of-the-art technology with practical design to produce the perfect keyboard. The unique layout offers quick, reflexive typing action that is not only silent, but also more comfortable than standard hard plastic keyboards. The "flat-out" design eliminates negative-angle wrist stress, an unfortunate and impractical holdover from the archaic days of manual typewriters. The silicon-based material is impervious to most anything including water, coffee and cleaning solutions. From the classroom to the factory floor, the Virtually Indestructible Keyboard is poised to revolutionize how the world types.

I don’t know how often I am typing on my standard keyboard in very low light conditions and cannot really see the keys. This isn’t a huge problem since I am mostly a touch-typist. But, I do not have all the special character keys mastered, nor do I have all the numeral keys mastered. So, I have to focus on my keyboard and wait for my eyes to adjust from looking at the monitor to looking down into the dark area of the keyboard. This little puppy would help a great deal and it even rolls up for quick packing in my briefcase and it is WATERPROOF!

This item is available from Office Depot Online only.

Finally! Edit PDF’s Like A Pro

This is my first attempt to include a file with a Blog Post.   So, I hope it works….

Have you ever wanted to be able to edit a PDF file but didn’t have the right software or software skills to do it?  Well, never hear The Computer Guy is here!  (I know that is corny but I couldn’t resist.)

To find out how you can edit a PDF please check out the PPS I’ve attached.

TCG Presents


Important Product Safety Recalls issued last week

As part of my CERT experience I subscribe to “The Emergency Email & Wireless Network.” They send out weekly safety bulletins and this morning’s had a number of food product recalls. Some of you reading this may have some of these products. If you are interested in details click on the links they have provided.


Recalls have been issued as follows:

RECALL: Chicken Products

Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

RECALL: Frozen Ready-To-Eat Beef Products

Products may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber with plastic

RECALL: Yogurt Bars

Bars may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7).

RECALL: Assorted Jerky Products

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

RECALL: Fish Products

These products may be adulterated with residues of public health concern, specifically Malachite Green and Leucomalachite Green

RECALL: Boneless Beef Products

Products may be contaminated with E. coli O103